Marli's Favorite Movies of All Time

(or, at least the ones I can think of right now)

Reprinted from V4N1, July 1990

  • La Cage Aux Folles (parts I and II; havenêt seen part III yet but it looks funny.) A classic story of two typical French parents, I guess....
  • Eraserhead -- your guess is as good as mine.......
  • Willie Wonka & the Chocolate Factory -- fable of what happens to bad little children
  • Harold and Maude -- a classic romance, makes me warm & tingly all over every time (Iêve seen it about 30 times)
  • The Kiss of the Spider Woman -- Greater love hath no man....
  • Moonstruck -- o sole mio
  • Yentl -- a good "strong woman" story
  • The Color Purple -- another good "strength of woman" story. Iêm not a libber but I like women to be strong of heart and mind.
  • Sophie's Choice -- a weak woman story, but it sure is a good tearjerker!
  • Sex, Lies & Videotape -- not a comedy. Very deep and thoroughly absorbing.
  • My Life as a Dog -- describes growing up as a little boy very well, I think
  • The Wizard of Loneliness -- see above
  • Hope and Glory -- same as above, only during wartime
  • The Tin Drum -- mutant child with strange habits grows up during wartime...
  • When Harry Met Sally -- wait •til you see the orgasm scene!
  • Tootsie -- did anyone else leave the theater as disoriented as I did? Blurs the distinction between sexual roles and makes us question our stereotypes.
  • Educating Rita -- a delightful version of Pygmalion, thoroughly enjoyable.
  • Time Bandits -- great special effects. Please, master, turn me into a dog...
  • Cabaret -- classic love triangle, set during wartime...lots of great music (even the orchestra is beautiful!!!)
  • The Lair of the White Worm -- you just gotta see it. Full of mystery and ancient gothic horror.
  • Dead Poet's Society -- aw, you've all seen it anyway.
  • The Navigator -- can anyone tell me what it was about? Neat & heavy with symbolism
  • Dr. Strangelove -- classic Peter Sellers
  • Monty Python's The Meaning of Life -- every sperm is sacred.....
  • Monty Python's The Search for the Holy Grail -- just because some watery tart threw a sword at you?
  • Young Frankenstein -- what hump?? would you like a roll in zee hay?
  • Anything by Francois Truffaut
  • Anything by Ingmar Bergman
  • The Conversation (with Gene Hackman) -- wonderful, best mystery I've ever seen and fascinatin' for us high tech types...
  • Little Big Man (or anything else with Dustin Hoffman in it -- especially Midnight Cowboy)
  • Dr. Zhivago (Mike's choice for best movie)
  • Anything by Alfred Hitchcock
  • It's a Wonderful Life
  • Death Takes a Holiday -- old '30s movie, I think. Quite good!
  • Anything by Ken Russell
  • Anything by Stanley Kubrick
I just ran out of steam, John. I wanted to put in a movie article that wouldn't just be about the latest stuff out, like Raman. Feel free to edit this or just plain leave it out. see ya.

Last Updated 04/13/95.© 1996 PPSA